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Leeds businessman hits the jackpot

A 22 year old businessman from Leeds can't believe his luck after pocketing the top prize on £100,000 Red Scratchcard from National Lottery Gamestore.

""Management often gives us little incentives, like scratchcards, for doing small tasks well... a few members of the team have won £10 here or there, but no-one's ever hit the jackpot before!"

– Lewis Gill, winner


Yorkshire has 'some of the luckiest postcodes in the UK'

393 Doncastrians have scooped prizes of over £50k including 38 who have become instant millionaires.

The town whose winners include Wally Jinks and Alan Stringer who won £2 million in the Lotto in July 2010, came just ahead of the Wakefield postcode, which is the second luckiest spot boasting 26 millionaires and the city of steel, Sheffield which came in third.

Congratulations to the people of Yorkshire. There have been many winners in the region and nationally it has some of the luckiest postcodes in the UK."

– National Lottery spokesperson

Top ten lottery winning locations in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire revealed

The top ten places in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire where you're most likely to win the lottery have been revealed.

  • 1. Doncaster
  • 2. Wakefield
  • 3. Sheffield
  • 4. Hull
  • 5. Huddersfield
  • 6. Leeds
  • 7. Halifax
  • 8. Bradford
  • 9. York
  • 10. Lincoln

The figures are based on the number of people in each area who've won over £50,000 since the lottery begin in 1994.


Rags to riches .... and back again

It's the age old question "does money bring happiness?" When Roger Griffiths from Harrogate won almost two million pounds on the Lottery in 2005. he thought he was set up for life.

After several years living a luxurious lifestyle his luck changed - he lost his money, investments, his home and his wife. Speaking earlier on Daybreak he said he still missed being a millionaire.

Lottery money helps wheelchair tag rugby club

More than 100 projects and good causes across Yorkshire and the Humber have been awarded a share of £1 million in the latest round of lottery funding.

In total, 120 projects in the region have shared the money from the Big Lottery Fund's (Big) Awards For All scheme. They are among 796 projects across the country which will share a total of £6,327,183.

In Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire, the Halifax Wheelchair Tag Rugby League Club was awarded £8,000 to establish a wheelchair cheerleading group. The group will give local young disabled people the chance to get involved in a fun, new activity and they will perform at the rugby team's games.

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